Sunday November 20, 2011
Rosie even said it herself, but what was Rosie wearing on Friday's Rosie Show? After an intro bit about her candy-corn-style square tunic, she went into more current news like pizza becoming a vegetable by congress and a look at the swear jar.
Ellen Barkin came to the show to talk about her film "Another Happy Day" where she portrays a mother in the throws of a dysfunctional family. With an amazing team of actors trusting in their 25 year-old director with Barkin in the producer seat, the film is a great lesson for all parents on letting children go to live their own journey and have their own turn.
Friday November 18, 2011
Continuing to take the road less taken and discuss current events close to her heart as opposed to her regular comedy stories to introduce the show, last night's Rosie Show welcomed Beth Chapman, wife of Dog the Bounty Hunter and bail bondsman, by Skype to help viewers understand the outrage surrounding the release of Penn State's Jerry Sandusky. After another look into the elevator confessional to meet staff member Caesar Rivera, Rosie welcomed show guests The Brown Family from TLC's Sister Wives.
Kody Brown and his four wives -- Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robin -- have revealed their polygamist lifestyle on their TLC show to open America's eyes to a different side of the practice according to their faith. The family has been together for more than 15 years and has 17 children collectively, but are relatable through the screen like any "normal" American family.
Thursday November 17, 2011
Responding to Twitter comments about her Penn State/Sandusky intro on Tuesday, Rosie opened the show last night, not with comedy, but with a message to viewers to not think of themselves using their voice as brave, but as a right we have to share how we feel, and to teach our children to do the same.
Empowerment was also a part of guest Jenny McCarthy's visit to the show as she spoke about her fight for autism awareness, prevention and treatment. There were plenty of laughs last night during the hour show, but both Rosie and Jenny conveyed their passion for the well-being of children throughout it all because their humor and concern both come from a place of truth and love.
Wednesday November 16, 2011
Bypassing her normal funny banter and recent events stories to share her view on a recent scandal, Rosie used her voice for children as she opened Tuesday's Rosie Show by discussing the allegations against Penn State's Jerry Sandusky. Rosie shared that to teach our children to have a voice, we as adults need to find the courage to use our own to stand up for those who can't stand up for themselves.
Shifting gears to a couple of Rosie's favorite performers, she welcomed the theatre production of Ann star Holland Taylor who is portraying Ann Richardson in Chicago, while also starring on Two And A Half Men as well as her dear friend Cyndi Lauper who closed out the show singing the blues.